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Rocket Robin Hood. What I remember most about this series is its constant use and re-use of one- or two-minute vignettes of the various characters, like Little John, Friar Tuck (repeatedly taking a bite and throwing away the remainder of chicken legs, apples, and grapes, in that order) and so forth. The program would consist of the opening, a vignette, some story, another vignette, a commercial, another vignette, more story, and so on. Even as a child I found this maddening. It also shared animated sequences and even plot-lines with the more famous Spider-Man of the same era, and produced by the same company. Remember the winding stair case that led to that red door with the clawed hand that served as a door knob? Spooky….

THE THEME: In the astounding year 3000 lives Rocket Robin Hood, as much a descendent of the medieval legends as the rest of his merry men. From their base on Sherwood Asteroid, the heroes endeavor to free the good peoples of the spaceways from the tyranny of Prince John and the Sheriff of N.O.T.T. (National Orbital Terrestrial Territories).

The series premiered in 1966 and was produced by Krantz Films.

THE EPISODES: Here is the complete list of Rocket Robin Hood episodes. Those marked "SP mint" were taped directly off the TV. The episodes I don't have are in green. The ones I have but would like better copies of are in gold




Come gather around me. Space travelers surround me. Hark now to the ballad of Rocket Robin Hood.
I may well confound you, astound you, spellbound you, with heroes and villains, the bad and the good.
Watch now as our rockets race here from afar. For now, with our Robin, we live on a star.
Three. Two. One. Blast off!
Band of brothers, marching together. Heads held high in all kinds of weather.
With fiery blasts, our roaring rockets rise, beyond the Earth, beyond the skies!
At the sight of Robin, take your stand, with the gallant leader of our band.
Send a joyous shout throughout the land! For Rocket Robin Hood!


Kevin McCorry's page has lots of great RRH history.
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